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Baníkov (Polish: Banówka) is a mountain in the Western Tatras mountain range, Slovakia. It reaches a height of 2,178 meters.

Baníkov
Banikov.jpg
Summit of Baníkov
Highest point
Elevation 2,178 m (7,146 ft)
Prominence 261 m (856 ft)
Coordinates 49°11′53″N 19°42′39″E / 49.19806°N 19.71083°E / 49.19806; 19.71083Coordinates: 49°11′53″N 19°42′39″E / 49.19806°N 19.71083°E / 49.19806; 19.71083
Geography
Baníkov is located in Slovakia
Baníkov
Baníkov
Location of Baníkov in Slovakia
Location Žilina Region, Slovakia
Parent range Western Tatras
Climbing
Easiest route Hike

The name of the mountain refers to iron ore mining activities from the 18th century. There were attempts to find iron ore under the mountain slopes but ended with no success.[1] Baník means "miner" in Slovak language.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Józef Nyka: Tatry słowackie. Przewodnik. Wyd. II. Latchorzew: Wyd. Trawers, 1998. ISBN 83-901580-8-6.